Adam Drake, CEO and chief data officer of data consultancy firm Atazzo, is working on modernizing U.S. Marine Corps logistics operations as part of his role as a 2019 Presidential Innovation Fellow, GCN reported Friday.
Drake is collaborating with the service branch’s deputy commandant for installations and logistics on “a series of projects” to support the Marine Corps and Department of Defense in all logistics-related matters. He intends to deploy his experience in machine learning and artificial intelligence while partnering with the DoD’s Joint AI Center on broader initiatives managed by the department’s AI community.
“The success of almost any enterprise, especially a logistics enterprise, hinges on its ability to ingest, process, disseminate and act on timely data,” he said.
Other efforts that Drake highlighted include fortifying the DoD’s security posture as it transitions workloads into a cloud environment.